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27th Sep, 2021

Solihull landowners called on to plant a tree to tackle climate change

Sarah Mason 18th May, 2021

SCHOOLS, hotels and landowners are being called on to plant trees to help Solihull Council tackle climate change.

The Council’s Climate Change Prospectus states plans to make the town carbon neutral by 2030 and the borough by 2041.

One of the ways it hopes to do this is by planting 250,000 over the next ten years.

In the last year 25,000 trees have been planted in the borough thanks to local colleges and charities.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, is spearheading this ‘planting our future’ campaign.

He said: “This tree planting initiative is just one way we want to achieve the targets and I encourage people across Solihull to get behind it.

“Trees are the lungs of the planet and have numerous benefits, providing complex micro-habitats and a healthy eco-system.

“By rewilding our land, we can offer shelter and food to wildlife and help people reconnect with nature.

“We know how important trees and green spaces have been for people’s health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

“The benefits that these new trees will bring over time cannot be underestimated.”

Love Solihull is offering support and guidance on which trees would be most suitable and how the work can be funded.

Landowners should email Plantingourfuture@solihull.gov.uk for more information or complete the Expression of Interest form on the Council website.

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